Another Typical Florida Poll Stat [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in
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Ah Florida, your confused ways never let us down...
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Male 86
Love the disclaimer on the bottom... +/- 4%
Male 1,164
Florida: We`re right 46% of the time, 100% of the time.
Male 258
...46%?
Male 522
this is typical of any news station that drowns viewers with american-flag graphics
Female 130
the florida strikes again
Female 536
thecranberry, is that always your response when you can`t understand something?
Male 730
...and then, suddenly, entwife started her period.
Female 536
*Understanding of statistcs and mathematical charts and graphs FAIL
Female 536
no no NO

The pie chart is still incorrect. If you do use percentages in a pie chart, they should add up to 100%. The pie chart is representing 100% of this guy`s supporters, not 100% of the total voters for all candidates. So out of all the people that support this guy, x% are independents, y% are republican, and z% are democrat, which should all add up to 100%. A pie chart for all voters for all candiates would show that this one candidate got 46% of the vote, and other candidats got the other 54%.

What they probably did is take the percentages from the entire pool of voters and mashed them together in a pie chart. What the data actually said was probably that 27% of ALL independents were voting for this guy and 8% of ALL democrats, and so on.

For this to work, they should have just used numbers instead of percentages. That would probably have been a better representation of the actual data.

Understanding of statistics and mathematical charts and
Male 559
The pie chart adds up to the 46%. The other 54% is most likely in a different pie chart, for 1 or possibly 2 other candidates.

Basically, this guy is getting 46% of the vote.
Male 15
You people know nothing.

You are getting the `data` percentages with the pie chart percentages.

If I were to replace those percentages with numbers of people, you wouldn`t have a problem. What is so different about percentages?
Male 4,546
Look. Go into excel.

Put in 4 numbers. (27%, 8%, 11%, 54%)
Make a pie chart out of 3 of them. It has no problem. This is intentional. This is correct.
Male 4,546
Sigh.

A pie chart takes numbers, and makes a total, that is out of a percentage.

Those numbers can be dollars. The dollars don`t need to add up to 100 to make a proper pie chart.

Those numbers can be people. The people don`t need to add up to 100 to make a proper pie chart.

those numbers can be percentages. The percentages don`t need to add up to 100 to make a proper pie chart.

54% of people in Florida, didn`t support Chiles. Therefore they`re not on the chart. This is perfectly acceptable.

Just like not all the money in the world needs to be in a pie chart about money. Not all the people in the world need to be in a pie chart about demographics.

Not all the people in Florida need to be in every pie chart about Florida. Even if they`re being represented as a percentage of a larger total than the scope of the pie chart.
Male 697
>I don`t see any problem with this at all.
46% of Florida supports Chile.
WTF IAB?

shouldnt make up a whole pie chart though
Male 1,067
Would have been a little more sensible to have the other pie charts there so the numbers add up.
Male 5,189
Uhhhh.
Male 2,893
I don`t see any problem with this at all.
46% of Florida supports Chile.
WTF IAB?
Female 850
it was probably just breaking down a percentage`s percentage. like out of the population of florida voters, the percentage of chiles voters were either those 3 parties.
Male 1,557
@Baalthazaq : It`s saying those are percentages of Chile`s supporters, therefore that should still be 100% in total, as it`d be all of the supporters.
Female 34
@Baalthazaq-
They`re not voting on supporting Chile (as in the country). It`s a poll determining which parties (and percents) are voting for Bud Chiles, who was the Independent bid for the Florida gubernatorial race. So, for everyone making fun of Florida`s "indecisiveness" - it actually makes sense for Independents (as in the party) to be voting for an Independent candidate. Bud Chiles has since dropped out of the race, though.
Male 4,546
So, 46% of Florida support Chile.

What exactly is the problem here?
Female 404
Apparently only the people that waste their times voting are idiots.
Female 34
@Xerasia Actually, this is Central Florida Channel 13 news. It has no affiliations with FOX... actually, it`s affiliated with CNN. It runs exclusively on Bright House networks... which if I recall does not run in Tampa. You`re thinking of Tampa`s myfox channel 13. Different logos, different companies.
Male 558
@ connor53: there`s no *think* about it! Florida *is* retarded! This is proven fact, no debate...
Female 646
Poor Florida. Everyplace has their backwaters.
Female 34
Ah.. of course, another Florida bash post. Because EVERYONE in Florida is an idiot.
Male 758
@Xerasia-
Somehow, without even seeing your post, I knew somehow it was Fox...
Male 240
hahahahaha! I bet that`s faux news!
Female 1,181
sorry, rakoonhat, but i live in florida, and this is from the channel known as `fox 13 - wtvt tampa bay`.
Male 207
Another wonderful Florida hate post. Seriously, these have gotten old. We get it, everyone thinks that Florida is retarded. Can we move on now?
Female 1,623
Why is Florida debating about Chile? Is this talking about the country or...
Male 71
As usual Florida is undecided! I think all the hurricanes go to their heads.
Male 1,265
"They obviously flipped 72 into 27 by accident, But even so the total is only 91%"

Though the pie pieces do fit those percentages... unless the program that generates them just did that automatically from the type.

Otherwise 58% could have voted "These polls are stupid!" and they didn`t show that... :P
Male 2,506
Percentile?
Male 3,915
i don`t support anything about Chile...especially with beans!
Male 17,511
They obviously flipped 72 into 27 by accident, But even so the total is only 91%
Female 3,562
I`m going to theorize an explanation for this stupidity. I assume this graph is actually supposed to add up to 50% (minus 4% = 46, which is what it actually adds up to) because it`s a subset of a different graph that showed the other 50%. So let`s say the first graph shows 50% of Florida supports Chiles, this second graph shows what that 50% is made of.
There, I killed your buzz with my maths.
Male 326
The remaining 54% are illegal aliens (give or take 4%).
Male 196
the percentage is a sample, they didnt do the population as a whole that would be way to costly
so based on the sample they get the percentage, the +/- 4 percent is how much the graph could be off in a whole population
Female 200
Plus or minus 4%, of course. (Look at bottom right corner)

... Wait, what?

>> They`re saying that, were this graph correct, it would be accurate to within 4%. i.e. there is 4% breathing room with the stats.
Female 137
huh ?
Female 654
xerasia
you might want to look again. fox isnt even involved
Male 353
1 IQ-point, 2 IQ-points, 3 IQ-points, 4
Sorry everybody we just don`t have any more!
Male 350
Plus or minus 4%, of course. (Look at bottom right corner)

... Wait, what?
Male 2,422
So is it saying that 8% of Democrats, 11% of Republicans, and 27% of Independents in Florida support Chiles? Because if it means that all of Chiles supporters are distributed among those three groups in those percentages it doesn`t make sense because it doesn`t add up to 100% of the electorate who support Chiles. The title of the graph is a bit ambiguous.
Male 612
so the chart is only taking account the 46% that are supports and they chose not to show the remaining. they also chose not to make the %`s very misleading if they had changed it to equal 100% (by roughly doubling the current stats).
Male 8
It does not surprise me, look, the 13 in 13 News is derping.
Female 1,181
what do expect from FOX?
Male 1,547
shouldn`t a pie graph be out of 100%?
They need to include the 54% with no answer... (lulz)
Male 15,510
Retarded wow
Male 2,085
What do expect from a state that looks like a penis?
Male 25,416
lolz
Male 2,056
mm, half a pie
Female 2,352
@sawdusty

Florida is the kid in special ed with the helmet.
Male 491
Is Florida like the special Ed. class of the U.S?
Male 36
unintentionally funny pie chart.

Intentionally funny pie charts (good read): http://www.27bslash6.com/p2p2.html
Male 129
Florida...when will you learn Math?!!
Male 900
I are math teacher, see no problem....
Male 137
I think the +/- 4% at the bottom is really supposed to be a +/- 54%.
Female 275
I`m guessing it`s a poll within a poll, as in they`re breaking down another poll`s 46%
Male 2,441
Quite the pie graph
Male 20,903
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